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Minoxidil Foam Side Effects (FAQ)

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Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.
reddened skin.
swelling of face.

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1Is Minoxidil Foam Safer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A foam formulation of the popular hair re-growth aid Rogaine is an effective treatment for hair loss in men and may be safer and easier to apply than the original liquid formulation, a researcher told Reuters Health.

2Does Minoxidil Foam Have Less Side Effects?

In fact, one of the reasons a foam version of minoxidil was developed was to prevent propylene glycol-related side effects. If you’re prone to irritation, redness or other side effects from minoxidil, you may find that these side effects are less severe with the foam version of this medication.

3Can You Use Too Much Minoxidil Foam?

Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of it being absorbed through the skin. For the same reason, do not apply minoxidil to other parts of your body. Absorption into the body may affect the heart and blood vessels and cause unwanted effects.

4Is Minoxidil Harmful For Health?

Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. The drug is marketed as 2% and 5% topical solutions. This over-the-counter product is considered safe, but should be used with caution. Furthermore, minoxidil is an orally active vasodilator for treatment of severe hypertension.

5Does Minoxidil Foam Cause Side Effects?

Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unwanted facial/body hair, dizziness, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, swelling of hands/feet, unusual weight gain, tiredness, difficulty breathing especially when lying down.

6Is Minoxidil Foam More Effective Than Liquid?

The foam form is more effective than the liquid form for treating hair loss, but both forms are effective. The foam form is easier to apply and takes less time to work, so it might be best if you can’t easily apply a topical medication to your scalp.

7Does Topical Minoxidil Have Less Side Effects?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A foam formulation of the popular hair re-growth aid Rogaine is an effective treatment for hair loss in men and may be safer and easier to apply than the original liquid formulation, a researcher told Reuters Health.1/11/2007